How to Apply Nail Stickers for a Professional-Looking ManicureJune 01, 2020
How do you apply nail stickers?
“The first step is to always wipe your nails with alcohol to get rid of any natural oils on your nail bed,” says Chang. Then, you choose your sticker size. Most nail stickers or nail strips come in various sizes. It’s recommended that you test which ones fit on each finger before sticking them onto your nails. “After choosing your size, place the sticker on your nail, and smooth it out from side to side.” If some of the sticker is left remaining at the top of your nail because it is too big, Chang recommends folding the nail strip over and filing off the excess. Once your nail stickers are applied, be sure to avoid any type of lotion or oil-based products for at least two to three hours to ensure the stickers will last. Pro tip: Chang says applying a clear top coat, like the Essie Speed Setter Top Coat, around the edges of your nails can help seal everything in.
Once you’re ready to remove your nail stickers or want to try a brand new set (we’re looking at this Dashing Diva Plush Sorbet set for a sweet summer vibe), Chang recommends applying cuticle oil around the edges and gently lifting the sticker off of your nails. So easy, right?